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Hila Plitmann

Grammy Award-Winning Soprano

Hila Plitmann is a composer's dream. Throughout her enormous range, her singing is precise, expressive and lit with intelligence.

Larry Fuchsberg


April 15, 2011

little pain (take 2)

Here it is again. This time with the track. VERY VERY rough track.

Find that little pain and stay there
Stay there
Rummage through vast loneliness and stay there
Stay there
Just before the blossoming of the tip of a twig
Just before –
Stay there
You’ve received and incomplete
You’ll be stuck on some odd planet
Stay there with me, with me.
Take that little pain and bind it
Pile that dusty loneliness and mind it
Mind it
Quick cold sharpness of an edge
Sweet completeness in the falling
One more push and all the world lies drenched
In some strange light
Stay there with me
With me.


  1. Per Lichtman on April 15, 2011 at 7:46 am Reply

    I really like this one, Hila. It’s a great color for you and I can’t wait to hear how it develops further, but there are several essential qualities that I love already (such as the interplay between insisting/resisting inertia and dramatic movement).

    And, of course, there’s that slight ambiguity that I always love in your lyrics.

    Thanks for sharing it will all of us.

    For what it’s worth, many of the other parts feel much further along (musically) than right around “in some strange light”. I think that, much like the way you enlivened “Reckoning” at Boston Court around the climax, there will be some organic addition that comes to you to bring that part further.

    And of course, all this is a response to what you called “very very rough” and I’m not thinking in terms of recording quality or anything like that. I just wanted to comment because the song has a lot of life and I look forward to hearing where you take it.

  2. Maria Petrova on April 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Hila! I LOVE it. It so perfectly describes (for me) the moment of pain. Thank you. I feel witnessed.

  3. emily on November 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm Reply

    i am very moved by the honesty and piercing quality. it’s unsettling in a good way. so beautiful…. thank you for sharing.


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